The Hunter and the Fairy

from by Katje Janisch

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Glimmer of dew, the hunter in the meadow spied her.
"What kind of being lurks in this field?
The flowers have eyes, but they're not like yours."

"Know, I am the dream of your fathers' fathers'.
I am older than your stories of me.
Your golden hair, your sky blue eyes,
the sun must envy you, as I can't help but adore you.
Swear that you will never reveal my secret
and I'll love you all your days."

Word of the lovely hunter's wife soon swept the country.
"How did a huntsman win such a bride?"
Their questions flattered him. He said with pride:

"Oh, she is an old one of legend. Truly,
she is fairer than the stories of her."

Her eyes turned downcast. He bid her stay.
But though she loved him, she walked away.


"Foolish man! Your foolish pride!
Now I must leave your side forever."


from West of Twilight, released July 10, 2015



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Katje Janisch Gainesville, Florida

Katje Janisch's otherworldly psych folk stirs with enchantment, reflecting her lifelong interest in matters mythic and mystic. Weaving together voice, fretted strings, flutes and other instruments, Janisch's intricately crafted arrangements conjure folkloric imagery in music characterized by listeners as ethereal and haunting. May the music carry you “West of Twilight.” ... more

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